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This Small Canadian Town Now Has A Giant Iceberg As Tourist Attraction

Image courtesy: Google
Image courtesy: Google

Tourists are flocking to Ferryland, a small town in Newfoundland to catch a glimpse of towering iceberg floated into waters of Arctic.

The area is nicknamed iceberg alley due to regular sighting of arctic blocks.

The iceberg is estimated to measure around 46 metres (150ft) at its highest point.

The shots of this massive berg have flooded social media, showing the massive structure looming over local homes.

A large number of icebergs drift through from the Arctic each year, earning the area the moniker “iceberg alley” and giving rise to a local industry focused on iceberg tourism.

“You can see off in the distance on a clear day, you can see five or six big ’bergs,” said Ferryland Mayor Adrian Kavanagh.

A tourist posing with the iceberg in the background. (Image courtesy: Google)

Most of them simply float past the town, but this latest visitor appears to be grounded and could remain in place, he added.

Some 616 icebergs have moved into the shipping lanes so far this year, as compared to 687 in all of 2016.

Experts say uncommonly strong counterclockwise winds may be drawing the icebergs south.

Global warming has also been linked to the increase, as it has accelerated the process by which chunks of the Greenland ice sheet break off and float away.

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